Party flag has officially been presented to the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Professor Kolapo Olusola and his running mate, Mr Deji Ogunsakin with a call on the residents of the state to massively vote for the party on the election day.
Presenting the flag to the candidates at the Ojumose junction in Ado Ekiti, the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus emphasised the need for the Ekiti people to facilitate the emergence of Professor Olusola as the state governor with their votes on July 14.
The PDP National Chairman who hinted that the party had been repositioned to reclaim power come 2019, expressed confidence that the performance of the governor Fayose administration so far in Ekiti would give the party victory in the election.
Others who spoke at the event, including serving and former PDP governors, stalwarts, as well as presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, harped on the need for Ekiti people to sustain the continuity of good governance in the state through their votes for PDP.
Governor Ayodele Fayose and the party’s candidate Professor Kolapo Olusola in their speeches, banked on the various infrastructural projects and empowerment programmes executed across the 16 local governments in the state to pave ways for PDP’s victory during the poll with a promise to consolidate on them.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus had earlier lead other executive members to the council of Obas in Ekiti at the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe where the monarchs implored them to ensure that their candidates abide by the rules and maintain decorum before, during and after the poll.
Some of the other PDP stalwarts at the programme included the Chairman of party’s campaign council, Emanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe state, Nyesom Wike of River state, Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku and his cross River state counterpart, Ben Ayade.
Others included Governor Okessie Ikpeasu of Abia state, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state Gboribiogha John-Jonah, presidential aspirants, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Hamed Makarfi, Alhaji Sule Lamido and Alhaji Atairu Bafarawa among others.